Day2Day / Temp – Teacher / TA Registration Interview Questions
Please ask a minimum of 10 questions including safeguarding and save on to Bullhorn.
General Questions • What is your availability? • How far are you prepared to travel? • Public transport or driver? • What is your ideal role? • What is your ideal type of school? • No go schools. • What are your pay expectations? • What are your plans for the future? Why did you leave your most recent role? • What are your qualifications?
Teacher questions • Tell me about your role and responsibilities? (Discuss for each recent school position) • What is your best achievement in the school? • Do you have an example on how you have raised attainment and what the results were? – • Have you been part of an Ofsted inspection? • Have you been part of leading a school to a higher Ofsted rating? • Do you have any hobbies that could benefit a school? • Have you run an extra-curricular activity? • What phonics programmes are you experienced in? – • What are your most recent KS1 Phonics / SATS / GCSE results? • Have you completed any recent CPD or training? • Have you taken on any additional responsibilities? (Subject Lead, NQT Mentor etc) • How would you describe your behaviour management? • Have you experienced any different schemes of work or curriculum? (The Creative Curriculum, Singapore Maths etc) • What SEN experience do you have? • Have you run intervention / booster sessions?
Teaching Assistant – Many of the teacher questions also applies for TA’s as well as the below. • What SEN experience do you have? • What 1:1 support experience do you have? • What other experience do you have working with children? I.e. Youth Clubs, Care experience, Brownies / Scouts etc • Why have you chosen to work in education? (If no school-based experience) • What is your EYFS / primary / secondary curriculum knowledge? • Are you happy to provide personal care? (Likely in EYFS or a SEN setting) • Have you used Makaton, PECS or trained in BSL? • Are you Team Teach trained / experienced in positive handling?
Compliance – You must ask all these questions (on the Bullhorn template).
Advise going through these on the first pre vet phone call to eliminate any candidates we cannot work with. • Do you have any previous safeguarding allegations that were made against you? • Have you had any previous disciplinaries or is there anything that may come up on a reference? • Do you have any agreed references? • When did you last complete safeguarding training? • Have you permanently lived in the UK for the last 5 years • Do you have any previous criminal convictions, cautions or comments on your DBS?
• What do you consider your safeguarding responsibilities to be within the classroom? • What would you do if a child wanted to disclose a secret to you?